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Working Black Women Face Pay Gap

Working Black Women Face Pay Gap “structural and economic realities that limit women’s abilities to compete with men in the labor force”   Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP). Researchers with CAP, a nonpartisan education and policy group, released the issue brief that reported that ev ...

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Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp

Maya Angelou is the Face of the Newest Forever Stamp By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent Less than a year after her death, Maya Angelou has been further immortalized on a U.S. Postal Service commemorative Forever Stamp. An all-star assembly gathered to witness the first-day-of-issue stamp unveiling ceremony, held at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. The at-capacity audience included First Lad ...

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Attacking Economic Racism

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Despite ill-intended efforts to do it for us, Black Americans have a responsibility to define our own reality. It is a fundamental human right recognized and respected by the United Nations. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to define, without apology, the deadly and debilitating manifestation of racial discrimination and injustice as “economic racism.” Why are so ...

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Black Women Face Challenges in Building Wealth

Black Women Face Challenges in Building Wealth By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into national recovery, the unemployment rate for Black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique difficulties for Black women, too. ...

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The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending

The Push to Eliminate Predatory Lending By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged the White House and Capitol Hill. When an increasing number of Americans are striving to keep their financial houses in order, eliminating predatory lending is making ...

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NYX Baked Blush

NYX Baked Blush Hey everyone! I wanted to tell you about one of my new product finds that I’ve been testing out. I picked up this blush on a while ago while shopping at Ulta and I just wanted to check it out. It’s called NYX Baked blush. What’s so cool about this blush is that it is a combination of a blush, illuminator and bronzer. So basically, it is one of those new school blushes that gives you a nice g ...

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Nielsen Releases First Multicultural ‘Super Consumer’ Report

With multicultural consumer spending in the United States today at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released today. The report, The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers, identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fasting growing segment of the U.S. consumer economy. “The Multicultural Edge: Rising ...

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BYRON Allen Lawsuit : ComCast Pay Least Expensive Negro

ComCast Pay Least Expensive Negro RATHER THAN DO BUSINESS WITH BLACK MEDIA COMPANIES BY CHARLES ROUGHY STAFF WRITER Legendary TV talk show host, founder of Entertainment Studios,  and self made Media Mogul Byron Allen is calling out Al Sharpton, President Obama, as well as some of the most powerful media entities in the world in a battle over racial discrimination in media buying. In an interview on  HuffPo ...

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Real Estate – As Loan Debts Rise, Foreclosures Dip

 Real Estate - As Loan Debts Rise, Foreclosures Dip   A new economic analysis by the New York Federal Reserve Bank found fewer foreclosures, bankruptcies and credit card delinquencies. However the rates of delinquent auto and student loans are worse than before. For most consumers, debt may seem like a constant companion – not a friend but somehow lurking near. How consumers manage their debts can also ...

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Black Dollars Matter!

   Black Dollars Matter! The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase. The signs and T-Shirts emblazoned with “I Can’t Breathe!” “No Justice, No Peace!” and the latest, “Black Lives Matter,” carry connotations related to action. I often wonder what the folks who wear the T-shirts and hold the signs are doing to back up the slogans they ...

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